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Youth Worker - Mount Isa Flexible Learning Centre

EREA Flexible Schools Ltd
  • Continuing, Full Time
  • Start: 8 July 2024 or as soon as can be negotiated.
  • Salary: Level 5, School Officer.


Mount Isa Flexible Learning Centre is a Catholic School in the Edmund Rice tradition. There are 22 Flexible Learning Centres (FLCs) throughout Australia who offer a full-time and multiyear secondary education program for young people who have disengaged from mainstream schooling. Enrolled young people may express a broad range of complex education and social needs and FLCs respond with a variety of flexible and innovative teaching and learning practices including vocational planning and the development of social connectedness.

The purpose of a Flexible Learning Centre is to provide young people with a varied and holistic set of learning experiences supporting them to identify and pursue an individual transition to adulthood, employment, further education and training and social connectedness


The role of the Youth Worker within our school is to support, design and develop engagement, wellbeing and social inclusion responses and program activities for the school that directly enhance the engagement of the young people that attend the school. All program activities complement the educational programs on offer and support the engagement of young peoples learning at the school. Some of these programs include outdoor adventure based learning, sports and self reflection workshops.

We strongly encourage First Nations people to apply for this role. This position involves direct engagement with First Nations males aged between 11-20. The successful candidate will possess a deep understanding of Aboriginal perspectives and a genuine commitment to fostering positive relationships within the community. 

To view the Position Description, please click Apply Now or view the attachment below.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with First Nations youth, providing support and guidance in various aspects of their lives.
  • Foster a safe and inclusive environment that respects and celebrates cultural diversity.
  • Strong desire to engage in sporting activities with our youth including canoeing, swimming, football, basketball and other ABL designed activities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues for contemporary youth culture to be able to identify potential barriers impacting on young people and their families in the wider community
  • Ability to identify barriers to young people engaging in activities and adapt programs accordingly
  • Promote the values and principles of the school to ensure inclusion, empowerment and youth development when developing and implementing program activities
  • Commitment to work under the four principles of operation, Respect, Safe and Legal, Honesty and Participation to establish a “common ground” to resolve conflict, negotiate learning, recognise rights, where responsibilities and consequences are modelled and explored


  • Enthusiasm and excitement for working with disengaged youth
  • Minimal Certificate IV qualification desirably in a youth or human services sector and/or the ability to obtain one within the first 12 months of employment
  • Previous experience in a youth or human services sector
  • Applicants must hold or have the ability to attain a current Blue Card before commencement as per the No Card No Start Blue Card system legislation
  • Ability to work within the four principles of Honest, Participation, Respect and Safe and Legal
  • Proficient computer literacy including the ability to learn various computer software systems and ability to train and support other staff
  • Local travel is a requirement of this position therefore it is a requirement that the applicant hold a current 'C' drivers license


  • Edmund Rice charism
  • Small group sizes with a flexible approach to learning
  • 12.75% Superannuation contribution
  • Salary sacrificing benefits, including FBT exempt payments of up to $15,900 p/a
  • Induction, Wellbeing and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Dedicated support to assist new youth workers
  • Remote area allowance


To apply for a position, please complete the application form, via the Apply Now link.

To support your application, you will be required to provide a current CV and Cover Letter highlighting your qualifications, experience and suitability for the role.

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Samone Anderson, Head of Campus, EREA Flexible Schools Ltd., via email [email protected], using the subject line: Youth Worker - Mount Isa Flexible Learning Centre enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted as they are received.

The successful applicant must possess (or be eligible to obtain) and maintain a current Working With Children Check.

All applicants will be subject to EREA and legislative screening procedures. These checks are consistent with EREA’s commitment to child protection policies and procedures.

Edmund Rice Education Australia is committed to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and young people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Edmund Rice Education Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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